Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) - Louisville

Nov 5, 2017
Health Equity

About Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, also known as Perinatology, is a subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology that focuses on the care of pregnant women and their unborn babies who are at high risk for complications or have existing medical conditions. At Norton Community Medical Associates, we are proud to offer comprehensive Maternal-Fetal Medicine services to the Louisville community.

Why Choose Maternal-Fetal Medicine Services

Choosing Maternal-Fetal Medicine services is crucial when it comes to the health and well-being of both the mother and baby. Our team of highly trained specialists has extensive experience in managing complex pregnancies, providing advanced diagnostic tools, and offering specialized care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Comprehensive Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

At Norton Community Medical Associates, we understand that every pregnancy is unique, and some women require additional support and specialized care. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine team works closely with patients and their referring obstetricians to offer comprehensive care for high-risk pregnancies.

Prenatal Diagnostic Services

Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists provide a wide range of prenatal diagnostic services to ensure the early detection and accurate diagnosis of any potential complications. These services include:

  • Genetic Counseling: We offer genetic counseling services to assess the risk of genetic conditions or birth defects based on personal and familial factors.
  • Prenatal Ultrasound: Our advanced ultrasound technology enables our specialists to closely monitor the growth and development of the baby, identify any anomalies, and assess the well-being of the mother.
  • Fetal Echocardiography: This specialized ultrasound focuses on evaluating the structure and function of the fetal heart.
  • Amniocentesis: We perform amniocentesis when necessary to test the amniotic fluid for genetic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling: Chorionic villus sampling involves testing a sample of placental tissue to diagnose genetic and chromosomal abnormalities.

Specialized Services for Maternal Conditions

In addition to providing diagnostic services for the baby, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine team also offers specialized care for maternal conditions that may impact the pregnancy. These services include:

  • Gestational Diabetes Management: Our specialists work closely with women who develop gestational diabetes to manage their blood sugar levels and ensure a healthy pregnancy outcome.
  • Hypertension Management: We provide comprehensive care for pregnant women with hypertension, including monitoring blood pressure, prescribing appropriate medications, and minimizing the risk of complications.
  • Preexisting Medical Conditions: Our team is experienced in managing pregnancies complicated by preexisting medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and more.

Collaborative Approach to Care

At Norton Community Medical Associates, we believe in a collaborative approach to care. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists work closely with the patient's obstetrician to create a personalized care plan that addresses the unique needs and circumstances of each pregnancy.

Contact Us

If you are looking for exceptional Maternal-Fetal Medicine services in the Louisville area, Norton Community Medical Associates is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our comprehensive care options for high-risk pregnancies.